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Arrest warrants outnumber policemen: Minister Weerasekera

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At least a thousand policemen will have to be appointed to each police station, considering the large number of persons against whom arrest warrants have been issued, Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekerra told Parliament.

Minister Weerasekera came out with this remark in response to an oral question raised by Government MP Chandima Weerakody in the House last morning.

Mr. Weerasekera dismissed the claim made by MP Weerakody that the police had failed to arrest the person who was responsible for the scandal at the Plywood Corporation where millions of rupees due to the workers had not been paid while the machinery belonging to the Corporation in Gintota were being removed out of the premises during the nights.

The Minister said the police were unable to arrest the person as he had gone into hiding,

MP Weerakody said that the statement made by the Minister cannot be accepted as the particular person behind a scandal was a prominent person living a public life. “I am dismissing the allegation made by the MP as one will have to appoint thousands of police officers to arrest those large number of people against whom arrest warrants have been issued,” the Minister said.“the Minister seems to be misled with regard to the issue,” MP Weerakody said.(Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Sandy Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:03 AM

    Incompetent ministers are a permanent feature of Sri Lankan democracy , people should have the right to recall incompetent politicians

    Damian Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:27 AM

    So is he saying he has to pick and choose who he arrests because he doesn't have man power. What a joker, get out if you cant do your job. Let me remind to you that you can make better use of your resources by spending less time arresting innocent protesters whilst criminals are freely roaming around and also stop being a delivery boy.

    roni Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:44 AM

    One thousand policeman to each police station, then it must be a railway station or bus station. Check it out Minister

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:44 AM

    Actually, it is because Police fail to act independently

    Farieze Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:46 AM

    So you cannot arreat VIP culprits

    Kathir Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:28 PM

    Thousand policemen to each police station ? From where do you get money to finance all these new policemen?

    Adwani Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:35 PM

    This person must not point out the weaknesses of our defence system. We can always use Army to follow uo with warrants, if there are any.

    NandaSena Wednesday, 22 September 2021 12:36 PM

    No logic on what he says. Police do not need to arrest all at the same day ? Common,… pls do not try keep fooling around again and again

    Ram Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:00 PM

    Mr Minister, Study your brief before you make statements in Parliament. You are showing your ignorance when you fail to cause the people who move openly arrested

    ravin Wednesday, 22 September 2021 01:03 PM

    It is a very simple task. First, arrest all misdoing politicos, behind bars, no need of wasting valuable police personal time, all accuses will face the due legal process.

    Labby Wednesday, 22 September 2021 02:53 PM

    So is this the reason why no arrest warrant was issued on Lohan Ratwatte?


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